After a run at the Public Theater, Emmy and Obie winner John Leguizamo brings his hit solo show about the buried history of Latinos in the Americas to Broadway. More…
Inspired by the near total absence of Latinos in his son’s American history class, Leguizamo embarks on a frenzied search to find a Latin hero for his son’s school project. From a mad recap of the Aztec empire to stories of unknown Latin patriots of the Revolutionary War and beyond, Leguizamo breaks down the 3,000 years between the Mayans and Ricky Ricardo into 100 irreverent and uncensored minutes in his trademark style.
See it if you enjoy humorous monologues. LHFM is often funny, but the backbone history lesson should be more focused. JL is a lively entertainer.
Don't see it if you are offended by unnecessary crudeness. Don't go expecting to learn much; LHFM is mostly for laughs. It w be better in a smaller venue!
See it if you're a Leguizamo fan and you speak Spanish. There is a good idea in there.
Don't see it if Disappointing. Low energy, low stakes show. No hook. Leguizamo is not the best at impersonations.
See it if You are a fan of Leguizamo, enjoy standup comedy style shows or have an interest in History.
Don't see it if You are looking for a traditional play. This is more like a standup comedy special - unfortunately I only chuckled a handful of times.
See it if You’re a fan of The Daily Show or any of the news parodies. If you like shows about relevant contemporary subjects, funny but intelligent.
Don't see it if You’re a Fox News watching fan of the Orange Cheeto in the White House or are in favor of building his ridiculous wall.
See it if He starts by his son's s history class for Latino being absence for the books. Alot of funny parts. Some not so funny .
Don't see it if It feld the history class more than a show to me.
See it if You find the white-washing of history interesting, and loved teachers you had who were insightful and funny.
Don't see it if You were hoping for a show similar to “Freak”. This really is a history lesson, and though it’s humorous, it’s not nearly as funny.
See it if You're a super fan of the actor &want to hear him for 1 hour 55 min no intermission. You'll miss MANY words if you don't speak Spanish.
Don't see it if Stories are dull, rambling, cartoonish and repetitive. Rear mezz seats have no legroom so you'll have to sit sideways. Several walkouts.
See it if Like John L's work, solo shows, looking at history w new perspective. Sometimes touching/funny. Some of it too frenetic and gratuitous.
Don't see it if Are OK hearing a fair amount of untranslated Spanish, get antsy when show runs on too long, don't find John's POV appealing.
See it if you are a John Leguizamo fan, if you are Latino or know and love a Latino, or if you are interested in inclusive history.
Don't see it if vulgar language insults you, you are not interested in historical inclusion of minority perspectives or in Latin issues in general.
See it if you're a Leguizamo fan or have an interest in Latin American history. I found it to be really insightful and funny. You'll learn a ton.
Don't see it if you tend to not enjoy one-man shows.
See it if You enjoy a mix of memoir and history lecture (without smacking of academia). You want to support latinx material on bway.
Don't see it if You dislike low-brow, offensive humor (unnecessarily stereotypical impressions that punched down).
See it if You are a big fan of John Leguizamo & happy he made it to Broadway. It has its moments.
Don't see it if You are not a big fan of John Leguizamo and don't understand why this show is on Broadway.
See it if you want to see a comedy that is raunchy and very relevant. John Leguizamo created a show that makes you think as much as you laugh.
Don't see it if you do not understand Spanish. There are a decent amount of jokes that will be missed that he does not explain in English.
See it if You are a fan of John's humor, want to know a bit of history, want a show that's funny.
Don't see it if Don't like comedy, not a fan of John, are close minded, racist, don't want to learn anything new. Have issue with Spanish spoken at times.
See it if You want to see an honest take on Latin history. You want to see John Leguizamo dance and dissect the Latino place in history.
Don't see it if You are not open minded and easily offended or are pro trump.
See it if You like John Leguizamo (he takes a pic and autograph afterwards, with the purchase of a book). Solo show. Some Español. Some cussing. All
Don't see it if Funny. It was educational. Seat price a little steep, considering. Mezzanine seats were uncomfortable. My best friend was so happy, so B+
See it if Leguizamo matches the frenetic energy of past monologue pieces within a framework releveant to current political times
Don't see it if Has the occasional (seemingly) recycled gag; consistent with past pieces so known non-fans are unlikely to be swayed
See it if you’re a fan of John or interested in untaught versions of American history mixed with Spanish humor and a glimpse of his parental struggles
Don't see it if you’re not a fan of one man shows, easily offended by crude jokes or current political references, or don’t understand a word in Spanish
See it if You want to see a lighthearted comedy that discusses relevant issues in our society.
Don't see it if You're hoping it will be hysterical or poignant - it's definitely funny and has its meaning, but less impactful than I expected.
See it if you are a fan of John Leguizamo and his brand of off-beat, priviledge checking humor. A one-man show that does not fail to entertain.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of John Leguizamo, or if you're just too tired of apologizing for being white middle class.
See it if you have a particular passion for the subject matter and insider knowledge of the culture (it helps to speak Spanish)- needed to get jokes
Don't see it if you're expecting a high energy show with one laugh out loud moment after another - it doesn't deliver